Publications
Publications
Breaking News-Challenging Gender Barriers
Breaking News-Challenging Gender Barriers

Breaking News brings to you a compilation of writings from Laadli Media and Advertising Awards from 2013 to 2017. The articles featured show the wide range of issues covered, the analytical depth and the sensitivity displayed across newspapers and languages in the country. Many new issues have been covered in an unselfconscious manner. This compilation of articles reports on various issues pertinent to the conversation on gender in India like women and conflict zones, concerns of working women and an entire section on reporting on the rights of LGBTQ+.

These articles have contributed to the dialogue on gender equality, deepened our understanding of the prevalent discriminatory practices in society and highlighted the lacunae in the programmes implemented by the State.

Through the Gender Lens
Through the Gender LensThrough the Gender Lens brings the writings from across the country that reflects exemplary courage, commitment and sincerity of media persons in reporting on gender issues. It is a compilation of some of the most gender sensitive writing chosen specifically from our award winning entries from print, electronic and web media. The media persons represented in Through Gender Lens cut across different types of media organizations – from national newspapers and TV channels to regional publications to community newspapers and radio.  The stories from regions facing insurgency, Naxalism and armed conflict are particularly riveting as they give us an insight in to their impact on women and their lives.

The articles and features showcase how events, incidents, progammes, policies and data could be analyzed using a gender lens. They demonstrate the role of the media as the watch dog, the conscience keeper and the change maker. The insights they bring out are thought provoking and the stories they narrate are inspiring and at times heart rending.
Information Kit for Media and Elected Representatives
While advocating against pre-birth sex selection, it was noticed that; in a bid to stop pre-birth sex selection, safe abortion was being stigmatized. Women’s access to safe abortion services should be recognized in the purview of their reproductive rights. With a view to sensitize the media and the Elected Representatives towards issues of access to safe abortion, Population First in joint collaboration with Ipas has developed the Information Kit titled ‘Redefining the Lines: What you should know about safe abortion and pre-birth sex selection.’

Information Kit comprises of technical information on Abortion and Sex Selection, FAQs, Legal aspects, Style Guide for Media, further readings and list of resource persons and organizations active in area of Safe Abortion and Sex selection. There are two separate kits for media and elected representatives. 
Information Kit
 
Information Kit for Elected
 
Information Kit for Elected Representatives
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Sense and Sensitivity
Sense and Sensitivity is a collection of 80 award winning stories of Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity. Edited by Dolly Thakore, this book gives you an insight into the problem and understanding of the plight that plagues the girl child. This is a book about Media’s Engagement with Gender Issues.
Sense and Sensitivity
 
Missing Half the Story
Missing Half the Story was a book commissioned by Population First. This book tries to bring out the gender perspective that every story has and that the media tends to ignore. Through examples from the media, and from their own experiences, the contributors explain the concept of gender-sensitive journalism and look at a series of subjects that journalists have to cover -  sexual assault, environment, development, business, politics, health, disasters, conflict – and set out a simple way of integrating a gendered lens into day-to-day journalism. Written by Kalpana Sharma in a non-academic, accessible style, this book is possibly the first of its kind in India – one that attempts to inject a gender perspective into journalism.
Missing Half the Story
  
Facilitating Gender Debates in the Classroom
Population First, in collaboration with RCWS (Research Centre for Women’s Studies) and PGSR (Post Graduate Studies and Research) departments of SNDT University, developed a set of four modules to enhance the facilitation skills of college faculty to initiate discussions and design events around gender issues. These modules aim at developing facilitation skills of teachers to address gender issues in colleges. Facilitation skills are very different from teaching and training skills and we need to equip our teachers with the same if we are to proactively work on making our curricula and institutions gender sensitive. The modules have been prepared by Dr. A.L. Sharada, Nita Shirali, Dr. Gita Chadha, Prof. Veena Poonacha and Prof. Vibhuti Patel. It covers Gender and Patriarchy, Feminist Methodology, Women and Media and Gender Violence.

This kit is an effort to provide such material within a humanist gender studies perspective.
Aims and Objectives:
  • To sensitize teachers, across disciplines, to the concepts of gender in order that they can make it relevant for male and female students.
  • To keep the focus on the inequality   and power question in patriarchies.
  • To provide   perspectives and   resource material for the classroom that will work with young people

Facilitating Gender Debates in the Classroom